LeanKit helps teams utilize virtual Kanban boards to visualize the official workflow. They can use vertical lanes to visualize steps in the workflow, and horizontal swimlanes to indicate parallel processes on the same board. Process changes can be marked by easily modifying the board so that it accurately shows the steps the team undertakes to get work done.
If there’s one recurring benefit you’ll notice in many LeanKit reviews, it is that the tool can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a mobile device or browser. Mobile apps for Android and iOS help users add comments, check work status, and perform updates on the go. The changes you make from your mobile device can be instantly seen by the entire team.
The work items are visually represented as cards. This enables users to see the work being done, the members doing the work, and the work that needs to be done. Thus, work is made visible along with expedites, bottlenecks, and blockers to give team members a shared understanding of project status and activity.
LeanKit provides a tiered board approach that enables team leaders to visualize team initiatives at a high level, and then use the implementation board to view the associated work data. The tool uses task boards to keep track of the subtasks for each work item.
The tool offers powerful analytics and reporting metrics that help spot opportunities for continuous improvement. Both enterprise and team level roll-up reporting are offered. You can use the option of combining LeanKit data with other company data to facilitate custom reporting.
LeanKit offers a flexible integration framework that can easily synchronize projects between Oracle Primavera, GitHub, MS Project Server, MS Visual Studio Online, MS Visual Studio/TFS, and JIRA.
The tool has greater than 250 pre-built integrations with widely used Web apps that are available through Zapier. These apps include Zendesk, GitHub, Jenkins, Sharepoint, BugHerd, Inedo, Oracle, and Google.